The rise and fall of the doctrine of illegality

I note with surprise that I have not updated this blog for a while. How quickly…

Fixed costs and interpreters’ fees

Roughly 50% of the credit hire trials I have fought, have involved the claimant giving evidence…

Declarations and the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance)(Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019

In the last few months, there has been a rush of actions for declarations under section…

Non disclosure and fundamental dishonesty

One of the obligations that a court often imposes upon a claimant by way of case…

Robert De Niro’s Waiting…

Another old chestnut that arises from time to time, are credit hire claims involving taxis or…

Smokers and bangers

No income tax, no VAT, No money back, no guarantee Black or white, rich or poor,…

Raise the Titanic!

If the Liesbosch lies at “full fathom five” and is beyond salvage, the question may be…

Sink the Liesbosch!

The credit hire industry apparently rests lightly on the foundations of a 3 to 2 majority…

Growing old

One of the pleasures of growing old, is the realisation that time is circular and one…

Albion (Un)Chained

Last night I tuned into watch the leadership debate, between the various candidates for the Conservative…